When Joe and Teresa Giudice surrendered to the feds Tuesday morning, they also had to give up their passports, and a source is telling RadarOnline there is a very good reason why the U.S. Attorney made them do it. The insider tells the site that Joe and Teresa could have been planning a “great escape” to Italy.Â Joe, is an Italian citizen and he does not have a U.S. passport, despite having lived in the U.S. for most of his life!
Monica Chacon, who is an attorney that worked toÂ win a case against Joe for fraud in 2007Â says, â€œMy only guess is â€¦ maybe his whole not having a U.S. passport thing would be an easy way for him to escape at some time.â€
â€œOne of my clients always used to say that they had a lot of money hidden in Italy,” Chacon adds.
But that’s where the Giudice family could end up.Â Since Joe is not a U.S. citizen, he faces deportation back to Italy if convicted of ANY of the 39-counts of fraud he is being charged with.
â€œI assume immigration is on top of it,â€ Chacon adds. â€œYou donâ€™t need to be a citizen in order to pull off fraud!â€
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